Announcing the 2019 Poem-a-Day Guest Editors

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Announcing the 2019 Poem-a-Day Guest Editors

New York, NY (December 4, 2018)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce twelve new guest editors of Poem-a-Day who will each curate a month of poems in 2019. The guest editors, who include the current U.S. poet laureate, and state and city poets laureate, are all award-winning poets who represent wide-ranging expertise and editorial perspectives, as well as twelve states, from California to Colorado to North Carolina.

 

Poem-a-Day is the original and only series sharing previously unpublished poems by poets daily. Reaching more than 500,000 readers each morning on Poets.org, as well as by email, social media, and syndication, Poem-a-Day is one of the largest platforms for a poet to share new work. Subscribe to the free email version of the series here.

 

“Working with guest editors to produce Poem-a-Day this past year has helped ensure that we are publishing an even greater array of poets and poems,” said Jennifer Benka, executive director of the Academy of American Poets. “With the guidance of the forthcoming 2019 guest editors, who include some of the most compelling voices in poetry today, we’ll present another year of poems not to miss. In what is American poetry’s heyday, Poem-a-Day is essential reading.”

 

The twelve guest editors are:

 

January:  TC Tolbert

February:  Clint Smith

March:  Maggie Smith

April (National Poetry Month):  Tracy K. Smith

May:  Victoria Chang

June:  Samiya Bashir

July:  Paul Guest

August:  Ruth Ellen Kocher

September:  Eduardo C. Corral

October:  Oliver de la Paz

November:  Sherwin Bitsui

December:  Paisley Rekdal

 

The full press release, including the editors’ biographies, is available here.

 

About the Academy of American Poets

 

The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. The organization produces Poets.org, the world’s largest publicly funded website for poets and poetry; National Poetry Month; the popular Poem-a-Day series; American Poets magazine; Teach This Poem and other resources for K-12 educators; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events. The Academy of American Poets is part of a national poetry coalition working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.

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